Chelsea transfer news: Lampard confident of £80 million summer signing?
We are reportedly confident of signing Ben Chilwell but Leicester will demand the same £80million fee Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so wewill need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back, especially after they failed to get any deals done in January.
And According to Goal, we lead the race to sign the 23-year-old full-back and are confident they can persuade him, and Leicester to do a transfer deal in the summer, although it is believed that Leicester will want close to £80 million for Chilwell.
It is understood Leicester have a strict policy of allowing only one key player to leave the club each year, a rule that helps keep stability in the squad, and with playmaker James Maddison also in demand, we could be forced to pay the inflated price for Chilwell.
Former Blues star Ashley Cole recently urged to sign Chilwell, after discovering the Leicester left-back is a Blues fan, he told the SUN: “I’d love to see him here. I think he’s a quality player, I’ve heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I’d like to see him here.
“But that depends if he wants to leave or if Leicester will sell him That’s something the clubs need to talk about.”
Ashley added: “There’s always going to be a question mark going to a bigger club, but he’s doing really, really well in terms of how he is playing with Leicester.
“He’s obviously enjoying the way Brendan plays, and the system, he’s got that license to attack.
“In terms of quality, for sure he has the quality to be here.”